Hi from the UK

Re: Hi from the UK

Postby Wasp » February 18th 2018, 10:44am

Please tell me that's bourbon and not warm flat beer.

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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby Hawk » February 18th 2018, 10:48am

oldoak wrote:
Thunder1 wrote:Welcome to the asylum, sir..you will be assimilated..resistance is futile..btw, your knife appears to be inspired by the Bowie...is that correct?

Yes it is a Bowie inspired knife, made a few a few years ago.
Thanks for the welcome 🙂


Welcome GODAM it.

Nice looking knife. I've got a Spyderco "UK Penknife" around here somewhere - basically one of their standard models modified to replace the lockback with a friction hold. Banning locking knifes was something that puzzled me as such a feature is typically viewed as a safety feature here.

I once made an attempt to stay on top of GB knife regs but it wasn't widely reported over here and what sources I had tended to confuse proposed regulations with actual enacted regulations. Can you still take it to the pub?

Nice watch too - our own Smellody has one similar that I got to gawk at recently.
And the fact I'm still living rent free in his head makes me grin and giggle.
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby oldoak » February 18th 2018, 10:56am

codguy wrote:Uhm, so you are not a blacksmith........
you simply purchase your material from others.


Yes thats right, I'm a knife maker not a blacksmith. I only use stainless powder steel Damascus from Damasteel (TM) or RWL34 stainless steel for 99% of my knives.

They are some of the best knife steels available imho and better than anything I could bash out over a forge! Also I consider all my knives to be 'hard use' knives so the steel is pretty important. All the heat treating is done by me in a digitally controlled kiln so I can control hardness and temper.

Some which are in use with their owners.....
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby oldoak » February 18th 2018, 10:58am

:D
bobbee wrote:*Alert, Alert, Anglophobe, Alert!*
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby bobbee » February 18th 2018, 10:59am

Here is Ian's website, for those who like to see artisan made knives.

http://www.oldoakknives.com/index.html

I hope to get one some day.
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby oldoak » February 18th 2018, 11:00am

Wasp wrote:Please tell me that's bourbon and not warm flat beer.

Welcome.


It was Highland Park! Photographers perk. :mrgreen:
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby oldoak » February 18th 2018, 11:01am

spanky1 wrote:Nice dog. Do you collect or shave with straight razors by chance.


Good god no, dangerous sharp things...........
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby oldoak » February 18th 2018, 11:04am

catnap wrote:Welcome, sailor. Nice knife, do you take it to the pub?


Not allowed out on my own........ :lol:
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby oldoak » February 18th 2018, 11:10am

Hawk wrote:
oldoak wrote:
Thunder1 wrote:Welcome to the asylum, sir..you will be assimilated..resistance is futile..btw, your knife appears to be inspired by the Bowie...is that correct?

Yes it is a Bowie inspired knife, made a few a few years ago.
Thanks for the welcome 🙂


Welcome GODAM it.

Nice looking knife. I've got a Spyderco "UK Penknife" around here somewhere - basically one of their standard models modified to replace the lockback with a friction hold. Banning locking knifes was something that puzzled me as such a feature is typically viewed as a safety feature here.

I once made an attempt to stay on top of GB knife regs but it wasn't widely reported over here and what sources I had tended to confuse proposed regulations with actual enacted regulations. Can you still take it to the pub?

Nice watch too - our own Smellody has one similar that I got to gawk at recently.


UK law says the only knives allowed to be carried in a public place must be sub 3 inch blade and non-locking. If it locks, is a fixed blade or has a blade over 3 inches you must be able to show 'good reason' to have it with you or risk up to 4 years locked up.

British knife law here......https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby codguy » February 18th 2018, 11:23am

oldoak wrote:
codguy wrote:Uhm, so you are not a blacksmith........
you simply purchase your material from others.


Yes thats right, I'm a knife maker not a blacksmith.


Reason why I asked, a great friend of mine is a third generation blacksmith whom also makes an occasional knife.
He is currently doing a small project for me in one of his forges.

I'll share this thread w/ him.
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby oldoak » February 18th 2018, 2:52pm

codguy wrote:
oldoak wrote:
codguy wrote:Uhm, so you are not a blacksmith........
you simply purchase your material from others.


Yes thats right, I'm a knife maker not a blacksmith.


Reason why I asked, a great friend of mine is a third generation blacksmith whom also makes an occasional knife.
He is currently doing a small project for me in one of his forges.

I'll share this thread w/ him.


Nice one like to see his work, perhaps you can post some.
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby Mark1 » February 19th 2018, 12:26am

Welcome to WatchLords. Some beautiful knives you've made there.
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby oldoak » February 19th 2018, 4:42am

Mark1 wrote:Welcome to WatchLords. Some beautiful knives you've made there.


Thanks, and thanks!
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Re: Hi from the UK

Postby 3Flushes » February 19th 2018, 6:59am

Hawk wrote:
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oldoak wrote:
3Flushes wrote:Welcome to Watchlords. The joint's more fun than a human being should be allowed to have.

Like the blade-work- I have two Damascus blades, nice patterns, but I really like the one on yours-Never seen it before- I didn't major in knives- is the pattern your own, traditional...??? Whataya call it? Where can I get one? I can spend all the way up to $19 USD.


Hi glad you like the pattern. It’s stainless Damascus made by a company called Damasteel. The pattern is called Odins Eye!
$19 would be far too much 😀

Thanks- I'm going to find something made with that.

*I hope it's his good eye*


Everybody needs at least one. The Yank version is arguably Devin Thomas. I'm betting you'd find something you like. Pick out the blank from Devon's site and any custom maker can provide you with something. In my view cheaper than DIY if you're easily tempted into buying the tools. If the Devin Thomas doesn't work the Söderfors joint has a sales office in Illinois.

http://devinthomas.com/

Thanks for the link- beautiful stuff. DIY? NFW. But I do know who I'm going to take it to.
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